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Will of George Morgan

of Preston next Faversham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1830
Transcribed by Brian Fisher
This is the last will and testament of me, George Morgan of Macknade in the Parish of Preston Next Faversham in the county of Kent Esq’r. made the twenty eight day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
First I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time here before made and of this my last will and testament do constitute and appoint my son George James Morgan of Macknade aforesaid gentleman, and my son in law Giles Chapman Morgan of Selling in the said county, gentleman and my nephew William Chapman Morgan of ffaversham in the said county gentleman executors and I give and bequeath unto the said William Chapman Morgan the sum of twenty guineas as an acknowledgement for his trouble in taking upon him the executorship of this my will.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Emily Warren Morgan my piano fforte with the music books and appurtenances belonging thereto.

Also I give and bequeath unto the said George James Morgan, Giles Chapman Morgan and William Chapman Morgan their executors and advisors all and every my goods chattels household furniture plate china Linen Wines and books and all and every my ready monies money in the public stocks or funds or due to me on mortgages bonds notes simple contract or otherwise including the sum of two thousand pounds due to me from my said son George James Morgan my shares in Insurance offices and also all the monies now due or hereafter to become due to me in right of my deceased wife and all and every other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever upon trust that they my said executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or admors of such survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell dispose of and convert into money all such parts of my said personal estate and effects as shall not consist of money or securities for money and do and shall call receive and get in all such parts thereof as may consist of money debts or securities for money and do and shall thereout in the first place pay all my just debts funeral charges the costs of proving this my will and other incidental expences and do and shall in the next place thereout pay unto my youngest son Charles Julius Morgan within six calendar months next after my decease the sum of five hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain which I do give and bequeath to him my said son Charles Julius Morgan in addition to the provision made for him by this my will in consequence of his having met with an accident which prevented him from pursuing the business he was brought up to and also in consideration of his kind and dutiful attention to me and his deceased mother

and upon this further trust that they my said trustees and executors do and shall pay assign transfer and deliver all and every the residue and remainder of my said personal estate and effects and of the monies into which the same shall be so converted unto my six children the said George James Morgan, the said Charles Julius Morgan, Mary Ann the wife of Edward Baker of the city of London Druggist Charlotte the wife of the said Giles Chapman Morgan and ffrances Eliza Morgan and Emily Warren Morgan Spinsters equally to be divided between them share and share alike for their respective uses subject nevertheless to the several provisoes hereinafter contained concerning the several shares of my said four daughters therein that is to say provided always and I do hereby declare my will to be that they my said executors George James Morgan, Giles Chapman Morgan and William Chapman Morgan their executors and admors do and shall retain in their hands the several parts and shares of my said two daughters ffrances Eliza Morgan and Emily Warren Morgan of and in my said monies and residuum of my personal estate and effects upon trust to put and place the same out at interest in their names in the public stocks or funds or on good private securities and from time to time alter and vary such stocks funds and securities as they shall see occasion and to receive the dividends interest and annual profits of the same several parts and shares as the same shall from time to time become due and to pay the same into the respective proper hands of my said two daughters ffrances Eliza Morgan and Emily Warren Morgan during their respective lives for their sole and separate use and benefit independent of any husbands they may respectively marry and not to be subject to the control intermeddling or interference of such husbands

and I further declare that the several receipts of my said daughters alone notwithstanding their covesture shall at all times be sufficient discharges to my said executors for the same and from and after the decease of her my said daughter ffrances Eliza Morgan upon this further trust that they my said executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or adm’ors of such survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the said part and share of the said monies and residuum of my personal estate the dividends and interest whereof are to be paid to my said daughter ffrances Eliza Morgan as aforesaid with the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be then invested unto all and every the child and children of my said daughter ffrances Eliza Morgan lawfully to be begotten equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike or if but one then the whole thereof to such only child and in case she my said daughter ffrances Eliza Morgan shall die without issue then do and shall pay assign and transfer the said last mentioned part and share of funds stocks and securities unto the executors adm’ors or other legal representatives of her my said daughter ffrances Eliza Morgan of her own proper blood and kindred.

And from and after the decease of her my said daughter Emily Warren Morgan upon this further trust that they my said executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or adm’ors of such survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the said part and share of the said monies and residuum of my personal estate the dividends and interest whereof are to be paid to my said daughter Emily Warren Morgan as aforesaid with the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be then invested unto all and every the child and children of my said daughter Emily Warren Morgan lawfully to be begotten equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike or if but one then the whole thereof to such only child and in case she my said daughter Emily Warren Morgan shall die without issue then do and shall pay assign and transfer the said last mentioned part and share of funds stocks and securities unto the executors adm’ors or other legal representatives of her my said daughter Emily Warren Morgan of her own proper blood and kindred.

Provided also that whereas before the respective marriages of my said daughter Mary Ann with the said Edward Baker and of my said daughter Charlotte with the said Giles Chapman Morgan I did advance and pay unto each of them my said daughters the sum of five hundred pounds and by the several settlements made upon their said several marriages did settle upon each of them the sum of one thousand pounds to be paid to the trustees named in such settlements within a limited time after my decease. Now I do hereby further declare my will to be that the said several sums of five hundred pounds and one thousand pounds and five hundred pounds and one thousand pounds so advanced to and settled upon my said two daughters Mary Ann and Charlotte as aforesaid shall be by them brought into hotchpot previous to the distribution of my said personal estate and effects and be by them my said last two named daughters accounted for and considered as their respective parts and shares of my said personal estate and effects or part thereof as the case may be it being my will and intention that the said Edward Baker and Mary Ann his wife, and Giles Chapman Morgan and Charlotte his wife shall receive or be paid no further part of my monies personal estate and effects than what they are entitled to under such settlements unless and until my other four children shall receive or enjoy out of my said monies and personal estate the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds apiece exclusive of the additional provision so made for my said son Charles Julius Morgan

and lastly I do hereby further declare my will be that they my said trustees and executors shall not be answerable or accountable the one of them for the others or other of them for involuntary losses and that it shall be lawful for them to reimburse themselves respectively all losses costs charges and expenses which they or any or either of them may be put unto or sustain for or by reason of this my will or the trusts hereby in them reposed

In witness whereof I the said George Morgan the testator have to this the last will and testament contained in this and the three preceding sheets of paper set and affixed my hand and seal that is to say my hand at the bottom of each of the three preceding sheets and my hand and seal to this fourth and last sheet thereof the day and year first above written Geo. MORGAN Signed sealed published and declared by the above named testator George Morgan as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Giles Morgan and Robert Lukyn

Proved at London the 20th December 1830 before the Judge by the oaths of George James Morgan the son Giles Chapman Morgan and William Chapman Morgan the nephew the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by comon duly to administer.


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